Chardonnay Cru Selection

2010

Chardonnay CRU Selection L

Wine description

Deep yellow colour with a cast of gold. A rich, dry wine, with an unassuming bouquet of vanilla and tropical fruit - melon and guava - developing into a moderate degree of spiciness. It has an elegant, well-rounded and attractive texture. It has a good balance between full body, alcohol and freshness. Due to its production methods, it is very mineral, with a hit of spice. It has a strong taste and at the same time an amazing elegance, harmony and extremely agradable freshness. It has an excellent aging potential.

With food

A wine with such a rich body, like a Chardonnay Selekcija, may be served with flavoured dishes. We recommend serving it with medium spiced dishes with mushrooms, mussels and truffles, rich sea-food and non-fatty meat, with different herb or creamy sauces and foie gras.

Aging

Suitable for drinking, with an excellent ageing potential over fifteen years.

    • Grape type:

      chardonnay
    • Region:

      Brda - Slovenia
    • Vineyards:

      Jordano, Plešivo
    • Vineyards age:

      23-46 years
    • Vineyards altitude:

      150-250 metres above sea level
    • Vineyards exposure:

      south-west/south-east
    • Soil type:

      marl, slate and sandstone (opoka)
    • Harvest:

      hand-harvested, bunches carefully selected, middle of September
    • Vinification:

      Classic (traditional) 7–8 days of maceration in contact with the skins in 4,000 litre open oak barrels (tino), fermentation with natural yeast

    • Maturation:

      12 months on the yeast in 4,000 l conical oak barrels and 12 months in French oak barrels (225 l)
    • Maturation in bottle:

      at least 6 months
    • Alcohol:

      14% vol
    • Total acidity:

      5,14 g/l
    • Bottle:

      0,75 l
    • Bottling:

      3.300 bottles 0,75l in August 2012
    • Serving temperature:

      12°-14°C
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Cru Selection

Cru Selection wines have a very rich colour, an extraordinary beautiful body, which reflects the characteristic mineral note. These non-filtered wines are also extremely persistent.

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